Jennifer Holden meets men who live and work together. 2: Men at Peace The monks at Pluscarden Abbey in the north of Scotland live within the centuries-old Benedictine Rule, working, praying and for much of the time silent. Although their life is so strict, young men are still keen to join. Producer Emma Kingsley. Stereo
by Graham Greene.
Dramatised in eight parts. Starring
Michael Kitchen as Brown. With
James Maxwell as Smith and Helen Horton as Mrs Smith.
3: Following the arrest of Jones, Brown and Smith seek a ministerial audience ... and encounter the sinister Tontons Macoute.
Dramatised by Rene Basilico. Producer John Fawcett Wilson Stereo
Ministre des Affaires Etrangers:
Wendy Hiller narrates a magical and unusual retelling of the Christmas story by PL Travers, the author of Mary Poppins.
Dramatised by Brian Sibley Music: David Hewson
Producer Glyn Dearman
Director Kay Patrick. Stereo
The third of five bitter-sweet tales for Christmas.
Deborah Moggach 's story describes how the meanings and symbols of the festivities cause nothing but chaos for small Thomas. Read by Douglas Hodge.
Producer Duncan Minshull
In the last programme of the series Rufus Bellamy searches for an ecofriendly Christmas tree and ends up in flames; the Bishop of Durham burns with indignation, and Botswana unleashes a broadside on the Rio backsliders. Presented by Roger Harrabin. Stereo
Christopher Cook and Sean Street celebrate the 100th edition of Age to Age. For the last programme in this series they turn the clock back to 1892, don white tie and tails and set off for an evening at the theatre followed by a champagne supper.
A life story of the author compiled by Michael Bakewell. With
Norman Rodway as Tolstoy and Anna Massey as Sofya. 5: Clinging to the Branch
Director Rosemary Hart. Stereo
5: 1962. The BBC was 40 years old. Satellite TV meant pictures from Telstar, talks with Germany meant Two Way Family Favourites and stereo meant using the TV as your right hand channel.... And in the age of the nuclear deterrent,
Britain became radio-active to the hum of the portable transistor tuned to Easy
Beat and Housewives' Choice.
Reader Daphne Oxenford. Producer Lucy Bartley
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